Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

New US$5m Polish-built M 28 Skytruck for Roraima fleet

Roraima Airways is awaiting final official approval before taking delivery of a new twin-engine passenger and cargo aircraft which Managing Director Captain Gerry Gouveia told Stabroek Business will significantly enhance the company’s local and regional air transport capabilities.

VAT not crime the biggest business headache this Christmas

President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Colonel (retd) Carl Morgan has told Stabroek Business that the business organisation expects that VAT could impact significantly on sales volumes during the festive season.

The Venezuelan referendum

On Sunday, Venezuelans will vote in a national referendum on constitutional reform. If passed, the reform would, among other things, weaken property rights, limit freedom of expression, blur the lines regarding the separation of powers, greatly extend President Hugo Ch

Monitoring imports

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards and the Food and Drugs Analyst Department are two of the country’s more important monitoring agencies and in recent years the critical importance of their respective roles have become increasingly apparent.

Digicel wants GT&T to put liberalization terms ‘on the table’

Guyana continues to experience the single most vigorous marketing rivalry in the country’s commercial history as the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and its rival cellular service provider, DIGICEL, continue their unrelenting rivalry for the ‘hearts and minds’ of the local cellular market.

Buying a Laptop

As a first time laptop buyer, you may already have some experience on desktop computers.

Open our borders to encourage skilled immigrants

Business drivers are tied to public policies in many ways. We constantly talk about reviving our nation’s economy, why we have so little foreign investment and why there is still so much poverty in our nation while smaller nations around us seem to thrive.

Region Eight mining transgressions

If the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) succeeds in making a case against the miners charged with illegally mining and destroying roads between Mahdia and North Fork earlier this year, the penalty for the offence could include the confiscation of mining equipment already impounded by the Commission, according to Acting Commissioner William Woolford.

Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

CET Cement controversy still in limbo

TCL Guyana Inc., (TGI) a subsidiary of the TCL Group of Trinidad and Tobago, the leading supplier of cement in the region, is adopting a ‘wait-and-see’ position in relation to the Government of Guyana’s continued waiver of the 15 per cent Common External Tariff (CET) on cement imported from outside the region.

Venezuela’s audacity

Earlier this week the Venezuelan Embassy in Georgetown issued a statement giving itself a huge pat on the back over the delivery by Caracas of 16,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel in response to an appeal by the Government of Guyana.

My Business perspective

I recently served as Chairman of the Guyana Fire Advisory Board and on many occasions issues and topics were debated and decisions made by members of the Board.

The world is flat

My week started on Sunday evening with a 9pm skype conference call with one of my vendors in China.

Major projects in MMA scheme planned for 2008

Several major projects by the Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) are planned for implementation during next year, some of which are part of Phase II of the MMA scheme, said General Manager of the MMA/ADA Aubrey Charles, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported .

Still no investor for Globe Trust six years after seizure

As the end of the sixth year without an investor draws to a close, the 6,000 to 7,000 depositors of Globe Trust and Investment Company Limited (GTICL) will yet again have to wonder if and when the court ordered restructuring of the entity will be completed.

Another scam to ‘gouge’ poor people

The disclosure by the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department that retailers are mixing flour with powdered milk and offering the mixture for sale as pure powdered milk is one of those shameful and infuriating manifestations of a thoroughly corrupt commercial culture that has long been an occupational hazard of shopping in Guyana.

Businessmen join Granger-Luncheon security debate

Two local private sector businessmen have joined the debate on crime, security and the economy sparked by public comments made by former Guyana Defence Force Commander Brigadier (retd) David Granger and Cabinet Secretary Dr.